Wednesday June 8, 2022

Khmer Times

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) says it will launch its joint study with the Beijing-based Lancang Mekong Water Resource Cooperation Centre at a meeting in Bangkok later this month.

Approved by the MRC (comprising Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) and its dialogue partners (China and Myanmar) in September last year, the study by all six Mekong countries will examine changing hydrological conditions across the basin.

In a statement Tuesday, the MRC said the study’s launch would coincide with a regional stakeholder forum in Bangkok on June 29. A central topic of the forum will be how to improve sharing information and coordinating dam activities to provide more benefits and minimise downstream impacts.

“In addition, participants will be encouraged to offer feedback and recommendations on MRC steps to enhance management of transboundary fisheries, as well as its efforts in providing flood and drought early warnings,” the statement said.

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